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February 4, 2020

This week is National Tinnitus Awareness Week and a reminder that 6 million people in the UK suffer from Tinnitus. 

Doctors and ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) Consultants will tell you “there’s nothing you can do” or “learn to live with it”. However, with Craniosacral Therapy there may be a way. I am certainly not promising anything but I have had success with clients who come to me with tinnitus, so I feel I should be honest with you.

CST (Craniosacral Therapy) brings you out of the adrenal state of ‘fight or flight’ as a whole, which causes the overall pattern of tinnitus to steadily calm down the nervous system. In addition to this, the held tension in the tissues of the upper body in particular can have a pull on the ear drum and distort the balance of the whole head as well as the ear.

Why would the tissues get distorted?  Could be for a whole host of reasons, both physical and mental.  This would be thoroughly looked at when taking a case history at the beginning of the first session....

January 29, 2020

An interesting article was published in Autism Parenting Magazine about how Craniosacral Therapy can benefit people with Autism. The article looks at the following four ways CST can help: 

1. It delivers a healthy dose of bonding hormones. 

2. It provides a meditative experience.

3. It promotes relaxation. 

4. It can build the patient's trust in their therapist. 

To read the article in full click here

June 20, 2018

Children can have emotional and physical issues which appear to be hidden but show themselves as behavioural problems.

If your child has been diagnosed with anxiety, depression or one of the many disorders such as ADHD, OCD or attachment disorder, please give craniosacral therapy a try.  This gentle treatment can get to the core of why the disorder is presenting. The problem could stem from a difficult birth, a divorce or a trauma in their life.   Children who often are the ones looking at the trauma and not being able to do anything to prevent it, find coping with the after-effects difficult.  CST, though, has a way of connecting to the nervous system and letting the body let go of these deeply held emotions.

I am excited to announce that I am setting up a clinic specifically for the under 16s and it will be open from the beginning of July from my home in Grewelthorpe, near Ripon in North Yorkshire.

I will keep you posted with pictures of developments.

March 4, 2018

I've been regularly drinking hot lemon every morning for the past 18 months.  And not just one cup, I've been topping it up and have more than half a litre. And I've been recommending others to do it too.

Before you read more, first of all, this may not apply to you.  What is important is to listen to your body and work out if this does apply.

I began to get sharp and sometimes achy pains in my joints in my hands.  I rely so much on my hands for my work that this worried me.  It felt like arthritis.  Then it dawned on me that the part of my diet that I had changed was the morning hot lemon.  So as an experiment, I cut it out altogether and to my amazement  the symptoms disappeared.  I have since had a limoncello, a delicious liqueur, and noticed a slight pain in my fingers the following morning.  So that has proved it for me.

What I am saying, is listen to your body.  The reason something is occurring in your system may be what you are eatin...

June 11, 2017

This is my take on it. Stress tends to occur for short burst, to get you out of a demanding situation. It’s when the sympathetic nervous

June 7, 2017

Since the recent tragic events in London and Manchester, the countrywide tension in the air is palpable.  Now with the election tomorrow, I feel as if the country and everyone in it is holding its breath.  

How many of you are feeling tight in your shoulders, neck and base of your head? Have you ever thought that the environment around you is holding tension?  I certainly do and I am holding tension right now.  Have a think about it.

Here is a breathing exercise to help you relax.

1. Sit in a chair ideally with arms and rest your arms on them or rest them on your thighs.

2. Firmly press your elbows towards the floor so that your shoulders do not raise when you breathe deeply.

3. Inhale fully through the nose on a slow count of two (i.e. fill the lungs quite quickly) ensuring the diaphragm moves down and pushes the abdomen out)

4. Exhale fully through the mouth to a count of four, five or six as the diaphragm flattens.

5. Repeat the inhalation (count to two) and the exhalatio...

April 14, 2017

In  the wake of Tinnitus Awareness Week, I am reposting this from two years ago.

If you suffer from tinnitus read this book and watch the Youtube videos by Julian Cowan Hill. He explains how CST can help with tinnitus.

A Positive Tinnitus Story: How I Let Go of Tinnitus the Natural Way …


I have been treating several clients recently with tinnitus and they have all improved. All of them talked of how devastated they felt when they were told that they would have to just live with it. Tinnitus more often than not is when the nervous system triggers the fight or flight response and sensitises the auditory cortex. Every noise is then taken to be a threat which results in heightened anxiety. Then to be told that there is nothing that can be done and to learn to live with it, increases the anxiety and makes tinnitus worse.

One client said recently that they even thought that life was not worth living, her tinnitus was so debilitating.

People with tinnitus are maintaining the tinnitus pat...

February 6, 2017

Page 17 of The Week magazine is....

"There is growing evidence that psychological stress has an impact on physical health".  

in an article called "Distress linked to cancer risk".  If you haven't read it, then click on the link below.

All glaringly obvious to me but it seem at last they are starting to realise this.  I feel like celebrating!

The Italians' conducted some great research (2013) in which one of the questions is "Do you feel biodynamic craniosacral therapy (CST) influences positively the ability to cope with stress?" and 94% of 237 participants said YES.

Surely it is time for the health service to see the bigger picture?

If you are feeling stressed or anxious don't hesitate to book a session of craniosacral therapy.

For the "Distress linked to cancer risk" article click here

For the Italian research click here

November 2, 2016

Craniosacral Therapy!  

I know I am a bit biassed but I really do believe that we should all be having craniosacral therapy as part of our health maintenance and a prevention for medication.  

Of course, there are times when we do need the allopathic world and I would never suggest otherwise. But there is so much we can do for ourselves.  We need to take charge of our bodies and not expect a doctor to sort us out.  When we truly know what it feels like to feel healthy both inside and out, we then know when we are out of sorts.  We also know what it is that our bodies dislike and can nurture it and give it what it really needs.  I do know people who use intuitive eating habits but then you will probably need a shop just round the corner.

Have you ever stood in front of a vegetable counter and looked at something as said to yourself that you really don't want to buy that.  That's what I mean by using your intuition.  If you feel liverish after eating something wi...

November 1, 2016

Crack on and do it!  

I don't know about you but to have a whole list of things whirling about your head, day and night, is energy sapping and stress inducing.  So today's blog is about 'getting into the zone'.

Moving on from my blog about positive thinking, this vocabulary recommendation is to cut out 'trying' and 'should'.  So many of us use the word 'trying' in front of a verb - "I've been trying to get healthy" "I should drink more water, "I should take up a hobby."

CUT OUT THESE NEGATIVE WORDS!  

Both these words are really an excuse.  Just crack on and do it! So say to yourself, "I am going to get healthy" I am going to drink more water", "I am going to take up a hobby".  But it is how to motivate yourself that is the key to actually getting anything done.

Work out what it is you have been putting off, maybe for years, and make a decision to free up some time to get it done.  It may be something small and quick to do  or it may be something huge like writing a book.

Make a...

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